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World Bank plans ‘Scaling Solar and Storage’ program
19 Jan 2018 at 4:56pm
The World Bank plans to make energy storage an integral part of its ‘Scaling Solar’ program, that until now has been focused purely on facilitating large-scale solar tendering, predominantly in Africa.

Hangzhou First Applied Materials provides profit shock for 2017
19 Jan 2018 at 1:30pm
Leading PV module encapsulation and backsheet material supplier Hangzhou First Applied Materials Co, formerly First Photovoltaics (PV) has reported a major collapse in its business profitability in 2017.

France to create working group on solar PV
19 Jan 2018 at 1:27pm
Having successfully launched a working group on onshore wind, the French government plans to create a similar group covering solar.

GIP closes record Equis Energy acquisition
19 Jan 2018 at 9:18am
Fund manager Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) and its co-investors have closed on their previously announced acquisition of 100% of the equity interest in renewable energy developer Equis Energy, in what is the largest renewable energy generation deal in history.

Chinese firm plans 200MW solar cell manufacturing facility in Andhra Pradesh
19 Jan 2018 at 4:00am
China's CETC Renewable Energy Technology Company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB) to set up a PV cell manufacturing facility in the Indian state.

Fotowatio secures financing for 342MW PV portfolio in Mexico
19 Jan 2018 at 1:30am
Utility-scale PV project developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) has reached financial close for the 342MW Potosí Solar Farm in Mexico.

Grid-planning needs to value location, time-of-use of distributed resources, SEIA argues
18 Jan 2018 at 4:45pm
The US’ two leading states in solar and energy storage, New York and California, have taken steps towards valuing the locational and time-of-use value of distributed energy resources and other states should follow, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has said.

ZSW and IPVF plan five year research project on next-gen flexible CIGS solar cells
18 Jan 2018 at 4:42pm
An initial five-year R&D program is starting between the German-based Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and the Institut Photovoltaïque d'Île de France (IPVF) in Paris to develop next-generation flexible photovoltaics featuring copper, indium, gallium and selenium (CIGS) solar cells.

Spanish oil and gas firm partners Masdar on renewables ventures
18 Jan 2018 at 2:51pm
Spanish multinational oil and gas company Cespa has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, to collaborate on renewable energy ventures, particularly in solar and wind.

Saudi Arabia plans 3.3GW of solar tenders in 2018
18 Jan 2018 at 1:38pm
Saudi Arabia plans to tender seven solar projects with a combined capacity of 3.3GW during 2018, according to a statement from Turki Al Shehri, head of the country's Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO), confirming news from Bloomberg earlier this week.

SEIA makes last plea as Trump hints decision imminent
18 Jan 2018 at 1:04pm
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has sent a plea to president Trump asking him to preserve tens of thousands of US solar jobs by not imposing high tariffs on imported solar panels, while Trump himself has indicated that he will make a decision on the Section 201 Case soon.

ACWA expects 2% power gains after Huawei monitoring installs
18 Jan 2018 at 12:53pm
Independent power producer ACWA Power expects to see a 2% yield improvement following the installation of Huawei’s FusionSolar Smart PV Management System.

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Solar power for UN refugee camp in Jordan
2 Jan 2018 at 10:41am
The largest solar plant ever built in a refugee camp went live in Jordan, providing clean and much-needed additional power to 80,000 Syrian refugees living in Jordan’s Za’atari camp.

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